Getting Around Buenos Aires

When coming into Buenos Aires, the best way to get into the city would be to fly through Ministro Pistarini International Airport. This airport is located about thirty minutes outside of the Buenos Aires central business district. The airport is one of the busiest in all of Argentina as it handles close to 100,000 flights each year, which bring around nine million passengers through the airport. Over two-dozen airlines operate flights out the airport. Daily flights are available to a wide range of cities across South America, North America, Europe, and Asia.

Another option for getting into Buenos Aires is to take a train. Several high-speed train lines run directly into the city, which provides travelers convenient and quick access to the city from anywhere else in South America. Several national bus lines also run throughout the county, which make daily stops in the central business district.

Once a traveler has arrived in Buenos Aires, they will have several public transportation options to choose from. One option is the Buenos Aires commuter rail. This train system is an above ground rail network that can be used to connect some of the suburban communities to downtown Buenos Aires. The rail system has a total of seven different lines, which are used by more than 1.3 million people on a daily basis.

Another public transportation option is the Buenos Aires Metro, which is an underground subway system. This rail system largely runs only within the city limits and provides access to millions of people across the city. The Buenos Aires Metro has a total of five different lines and 75 different stops, which are located throughout the city. The city government controls the prices of the subway system, which has helped to keep prices low. Over 1.7 million people ride the subway system on a daily basis.

The third option is to take a bus. Within the city, there are over 150 different bus lines, which are called "Colectivos." Each of the bus lines operates as its own private entity that serves its own route. Because of this, buses directly compete with each other for customers, which has helped to keep prices low. While these buses do not receive public financial support, the city has recently started a public bus service called the Metro Bus. The service is still growing and has approximately 25 stations located across the city.